I’m proud of myself: Last year, I managed to spend more hours watching the Discovery Channel than America’s Next Top Model marathons and learn important things like that the Real Genius house of overflowing popcorn could never have happened. This year, I’m going to try watching the Science Channel for more than Survivorman repeats. After viewing a clip from a six-month-old episode of Nar Williams’ Science of the Movies currently making the Twitter rounds, I’m feeling optimistic. He finds out how they make the fangs on HBO’s True Blood. The secret: They’re lateral incisors (as opposed to canines), and modeled after Diamondback Rattlesnake fangs. (We also find out that the Queen’s ginormous fangs in the season 2 finale weren’t that far-fetched after all, and that props are due to True Blood‘s sound department, which perfectly mimics a pissed-off rattlesnake bite as heard at 4:57 in the clip below.)
Anyone got a Science Channel show they’d like to recommend?
P.S. For Longshadow’s death and Bill’s walk in the sun, watch Part I.
P.P.S. On this Thursday’s episode, Nar helps FXPERTS reconstruct a 20-foot replica of Bumblebee from Transformers and morphs into a video game character at Image Metrics. He also digs into the science of 3D moviemaking at Stereoscope and gets his brain waves read by neuromarketing company fMRI.